Infrastructure as a Service - January 2, 2019

Zimcom combines the agility and efficiency of a public cloud, with the enhanced security, control, rich feature set and professional support and performance required by enterprise customers.

• Hyperconverged server and storage resources with high availability computing clusters and tiered storage.
• Custom engineered cost efficient scalable IT solutions.
• Scale up and scale down resources on demand while avoiding capital expenditures.

Asa Hensley, Business Development Manager at Zimcom will be telling us all about their IaaS.

Hackers' Night - December 5, 2018


CiNPA Hacker's Night 19 & CINPA 2019 Officers Election

REGISTRATION at if you want to be registered for our holiday dinner treat!

Cincinnati State - Clifton Campus

Advanced Technology and Learning Center (ATLC) 3520 Central Pkwy · Cincinnati, oh

How to find us

Park in the Central Parkway Garage. The meeting is in the Auditorium. Parking will be validated at the meeting.

December is our annual "Hacker's Night" meeting for CiNPA. Hacker's Night is organized by members of our own Security Special Interest Group (a.k.a. the CiNPA Security SIG). This year we will kick the meeting off with a presentation on "Why Script Kiddies Succeed" by Matt Scheurer. Matt will be followed by Deral Heiland, who is our feature speaker for the evening. Deral's topic is TBA...

Speaker Bios:

Matt Scheurer ( serves as Chair of the Cincinnati Networking Professionals Association Security Special Interest Group (CiNPA Security SIG) and works as a Systems Security Engineer in the Financial Services industry. He holds a CompTIA Security+ Certification and possesses multiple Microsoft Certifications including MCP, MCPS, MCTS, MCSA, and MCITP. He has presented on numerous Information Security topics as a featured speaker at many local area technology groups and large Information Security conferences all over the Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky Tri-State. Matt maintains active memberships in a number of professional organizations including the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Cincinnati Networking Professionals Association (CiNPA), Financial Services - Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).

Deral Heiland CISSP (, serves as a Research Lead (IoT) for Rapid7. Deral has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology field, and over the last 10+ years Deral’s career has focused on security research, security assessments, penetration testing, and consulting for corporations and government agencies. Deral also has conducted security research on numerous technical subjects, releasing white papers, security advisories, and has presented the information at numerous national and international security conferences including Blackhat, Defcon, Shmoocon, DerbyCon, RSAC, Hack In Paris.

Stay tuned, you won't want to miss this event!

Cost (Includes food and beverages):
CiNPA Members: Free, Guests: $5.00
-First time attendees may also join CiNPA at the door ($35 annual membership)

Surface for Business Devices - John Radenheimer - November 7, 2018

John Radenheimer, Microsoft Business Sales Specialist, has spent the last 6 1/2 years with Microsoft and the inception of the Surface Products. Starting with the Surface RT to current Surface Pro 6. The Microsoft mission is to empower everyone to do more, John take this a step further to build the relationships to make sure you have what you need to be successful. John resides in Kentucky and currently covers the greater Cincinnati area.

Boost your workplace transformation with the new Surface for Business devices. Whether you want a 2-in-1, a laptop, or a desktop—Surface will inspire your employees, bring you the best of Microsoft, and give the competitive edge you need to be ready for tomorrow. Roll up your sleeves and be empowered to do more with Surface.

Can’t wait to see you at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College at 10100 Reading Road in Evendale on 11/7 at 7:00 p.m.

GDPR - Mike Carr - August 1, 2018

GDPR – What do US-based IT Professionals Need to Know?

The European Union’s most-recent privacy regulation, GDPR, requires EU companies to safeguard and keep confidential EU citizen personal data (among many requirements) but it also requires a bit out of non-EU companies—companies that may just happen to collect, process, transmit or store the personal data of an EU citizen.  This brief overview of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is geared toward the latter and will be focused on discussing “What exactly do US-based IT professionals need to know about this European law and how will it affect our future?”


Mike is the Director, Enterprise Information Security & Compliance for Hillenbrand, Inc.  He earned his Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, his M.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati and his M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Dayton. Mike is a certified information systems security professional (CISSP), a certified information privacy professional (CIPP), a certified member of Infragard, a licensed attorney in Ohio and Kentucky, an information assurance consultant and a frequent lecturer and adjunct faculty in the areas of IT security, privacy, information technology, IT ethics, organizational development, intellectual property law, and business law. Mike is also a KCBS Master Certified BBQ Judge.



Change of P(l)ace - July 11, 2018 - Dinner Social

This is v7 of the Summer CINPA Social where we change the P(l)ace. No tech presentation this night - instead we will meet on the second floor of Molly Malone's in Covington. Please feel free to bring a guest - techie or non-techie. In the past some have brought a friend, significant other or spouse and some children. This is an opportunity to show people you know what kind of folks you hang out with when you attend CINPA

Molly Malone's has a pool table and dart boards on the second floor that we will have access to.

7pm until whatever Molly Malones' 112 E 4th St Covington, KY 41011 (859) 491-6659

CINPA will be treating to hors d'oeuvres. Dinner and drinks are on you.

See you there.

Why we went to the Cloud - Douglas Johnson - June 6, 2018

This presentation is from one of our own - Douglas Johnson.

We had issues we could not fix with our current environment so went with a cloud solution.  We used the cloud to resolve a specific issue instead of moving everything to the cloud.  Now when we create a new environment, we consider going to the cloud as one of the options.

Douglas Johnson - Quality Assurance Test lead for University of Cincinnati IT organization.  UCIT is not the only IT organization at UC but the largest.  UCIT has application development group, Infosec, Operations, Networking, E learning and Electronic classrooms.

Telecommunications - Ryan McDonald - May 2, 2018

Come learn about the landscape of telecommunications in the Cincinnati area, general offerings from CenturyLink, and CenturyLink’s referral program where individuals can earn up to $5,500 for referring a small business to the local team.

Ryan McDonald helps small and medium businesses solve business problems through technology. He is the Cincinnati area Account Executive for CenturyLink, a provider of telecommunications, cloud computing, IT staffing, and cybersecurity services.

Cryptocurrencies - Troy Davis - April 4, 2018

To Boldly Go Where No Blockchain Has Gone Before: Cryptocurrencies, the Economics of Star Trek and the Future of Money

Join a conversation with Cincinnati software developer and entrepreneur Troy Davis of Lampros Labs as we delve into how sci-fi has predicted Bitcoin and its brethren, and how a future without our current form of money might actually work. No technology background required, this presentation is rated E for Everyone!

Tax Planning for Small/Medium Business - Marc Steiger - Feb 7, 2018

Marc is a partner at Hartlaub CPA advisory group.  Hartlaub is a locally based CPA firm that specializes on the tax preparation, and tax planning needs of individuals, the self-employed, and business owners.  We have a focus in the computer consulting, real estate agent, insurance agent, and construction contractor industries.

Marc Steiger is a tax and financial professional with over 25 years’ experience in financial management. Marc is a graduate of Clarkson University, where he obtained a bachelor of science in Accounting and Law, and then went on to becoming a CPA in 1987.

Marc specializes in reducing clients income tax through proper tax planning, in addition to traditional tax compliance. He works with Freelancers, Independent Contractors, and Small Businesses.


Hacker/Security Night - December 6, 2017

Annual Hacker/Security Night at CINPA.  No Pizza this night - come to find out what sort of a food surprise we have this year.

Program -

Cameron Maerz, Principal Security Consultant / Sr. Penetration Tester at Mafazo, presenting on Man in the Middle (MitM) attack techniques and defenses. Probably more on the attack side... Cameron is a local Pen Tester.

Matt Scheurer is going to deliver a presentation on Active Defense. He will be spinning up his Proof Concept site soon! Matt has got some incredible ideas to help the bad guys hack themselves. Given the popularity of the Jolly Roger Telephone Company meeting, Matt thinks the group will enjoy my methods designed to frustrate the bad guys. :)

Dave Stupp - Neopost - November 1

Can’t figure out how to mail a letter. Neopost is here to help. They  guide and support organizations in how they send and receive communications and goods, helping them to better connect with their customers. Dave Stupp will lead us on the journey to communication bliss. 

About Neopost

Neopost is a Global Communications Company that has been around since 1924. We help business customers send, receive, and connect with their customers quickly, efficiently, and economically. Our solutions include document management software, physical mail, and shipping packages.

About Dave Stupp

I’ve been in Sales for 39 years in various positions ranging from Account Representative to National Account Manager for Enterprise accounts. I build great relationships with my customers, provide the right solutions for their business needs, and provide the customer service that they expect and demand.

PowerPoint Slides

Recruiter/Career Night - October 4, 2017

Come join us for our annual IT Recruiter/Career Night. Come learn everything you need to know about landing that perfect IT job. Get the edge you need, and learn how to network so your resume packet is not dropped. Learn the language of the interview to help you get that A+ performance. In no time, you will be sipping on some Java and eating some Pi with that perfect job.

It will be an open discussion with a great panel that includes, but is not limited to, Jeff Twardowski of U B Successful and Chris Palermo from Oxford Search. 

Best part: if you are looking for a job, we will waive the $5 meeting fee.

 **Note CINPA is not responsible for actual job placement Results may vary. Please find another recruiter if problem persists.**


Jess Elshere -White Cloud Security - August 2 2017

Come join us and listen to Jess talk about White Cloud Security and trying to stay https in this http world.

Jess Elshere - Sales Manager, North American Enterprises, White Cloud Security A former Control Systems Engineer with experience in all phases of process engineering through construction, startup, and revamps. After 13 years of domestic and international engineering, Jess transitioned to a career in Sales within the process industry, and owned a small business at the same time. In 2015, Jess joined White Cloud Security, and now provides a key cybersecurity technology to help Enterprise, Infrastructure, and SMB combat the hacker threat.


White Cloud Security

Provider of the patented Trust Lockdown product: The next generation whitelisting technology that closes the gap in Endpoint Protection (EPP) by providing actual malware PREVENTION.  No patching, updating, behavior analysis, or threat assessment needed to maintain protection. We stop malware first!


Presentation - Overview of Endpoint Protection Technologies

The Target - Your Endpoint

The Threat - Today and Tomorrow

EPP Technologies - Overview, Pros/Cons

Cybersecurity - The Value of Networking



Change of P(l)ace - July 5 2017 - Dinner Social

This is v6 of the Summer CINPA Social where we change the P(l)ace. No tech presentation this night - instead we will meet on the second floor of Molly Malone's in Covington. Please feel free to bring a guest - techie or non-techie. In the past some have brought a friend, significant other or spouse and some children. This is an opportunity to show people you know what kind of folks you hang out with when you attend CINPA

Molly Malone's has a pool table and dart boards on the second floor that we will have access to.

7pm - whatever Molly Malones' 112 E 4th St Covington, KY 41011 (859) 491-6659

CINPA will be treating to hors d'oeuvres. Dinner and drinks are on you.

See you there.

How to Podcast - Daniel Lewis – June 7, 2017

As an award-winning podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis gives you the guts and teaches you the tools to launch and improve your own podcasts for sharing your passions and finding success. Daniel creates resources for podcasters, such as the SEO for Podcasters training, the My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator, and the Podcasters' Society membership for podcasters. As a recognized authority and influencer in the podcasting industry, Daniel speaks on podcasting and hosts his own podcasts covering how to podcastclean-comedy, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC's hit drama Once Upon a Time, all under the umbrella of Noodle Mix Network and having received nearly 20 award nominations. Daniel and his wife, Jenny, live near Cincinnati with their newborn son, "Noodle Baby." For more info about Daniel Lewis can visit